Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 589,316

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 790,350

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rapid Resist Action United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 589,316

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13110 records found.